Wellington City Sights And Coastline Guided Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am and 2pm Daily. , Selected hotel pickups available prior to the 10am departure only. Subject to availability. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    i-SITE Bus Pickup Point, 148 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the highlights of Wellington on this guided 2.5-hour coach tour around New Zealands beautiful capital city. Admire local landmarks and historic buildings, including icons such as the Beehive and Old St Pauls Cathedral. From Mt Victoria, enjoy panoramic views over Wellington Harbour and the South Coast, and drive through pretty suburbs including Seatoun and Oriental bay. Visit parts of the Wellington Botanic Garden and take an optional ride on Wellingtons iconic red cable car. You'll see and learn more with your expert guide for an excellent overview of Wellington.

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Admire the architecture of New Zealands Parliament buildings, including the unusual design of the Beehive (aka Executive Wing) and the neoclassical Parliament House. Then have time to stop and walk around Old St Pauls Church, which was constructed entirely out of native timber and is considered one of the finest heritage-listed buildings in New Zealand.

Disembark at the Wellington Botanic Garden, which features both native and non-native species on a gorgeous 62-acre (25 hectare) property. Your guide shows you the Begonia House and Lady Norwood Rose Garden where formal gardens showcase more than 3,000 roses.

Have the option to hop on Wellingtons famous red cable car (at own expense) for the 5-minute ride from the botanic gardens down to the city center, enjoying great views and an iconic Wellington experience.

Soak in the scenery as your coach climbs to the summit of Mt Victoria. From the lookout, enjoy panoramic city views and a birds-eye perspective of the rolling hills and rugged bays that surround Wellington. As you head back to the coast and pass through picturesque suburbs such as Oriental Parade, Seatoun and Thorndon, hear stories about historic shipwrecks off the South Coast and take in the vibrant atmosphere of the Wellington waterfront.

Throughout your tour, your guide provides informative commentary on the history and sights of Wellington. You can also get great tips on dining and local hot spots. Youll see so much in a short time on this tour of New Zealands dynamic capital, making it a great introduction to this beautiful city.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Cable car

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Feb-2020

    We enjoyed our tour with Craig in Wellington! Weather was perfect and the tour interesting and factual.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Our guide was informative and amusing. Lots of stories and stops for photos. Good way to quickly see the city.

  • 24-Jan-2020

    Wonderful day tour of the sights of Wellington, the Botanical Gardens, Mount Victoria and so much more. The driver/guide give us so much history of the beautiful city and the surrounding area. We would really recommend it.

  • 30-Dec-2019

    Average. Saw a lot in 3 hours of driving by sites, but also kind of boaring. We didn't really stop and get out much except to take the tram. We were due to stop by Old St Paul's church but it is closed for renovation. Its good for a quick drive-by to get a feel for the city.

  • 25-Nov-2019

    The blonde woman organising the tour from the port was vague and disorganised. People didn't know where to go or where to be and were very confused. We had to approach her as she didn't make herself known to anyone. It was pouring with rain and we had an 87 year old lady with a walker with us and we were eventually shuffled along to a full size bus and after a very difficult effort to load her on to the bus we found we all had to be separated as there were no seats together. The last straw was when we realised there was no seat for my husband and were told that we weren't changing buses and that he would be standing for 3 HOURS! It was at this point I told them we would be getting off their tour as that was dangerous and ridiculous as everyone was squashed in like sardines. After getting off the bus they hustled us back to the waiting shed again with our limping elderly mother on her walker having to do the walk again. They said they would need to call for another bus, which I said should have been done to start with as they knew exactly how many people were booked on their tour! Eventually another bus arrived where 13 of us got on board, while the other poor people in the other bus had been unnecessarily crammed into their bus. We were then told we had to drive into town to pick up 4 more people. On arrival the blonde woman looked confused again and wandered off and after waiting 25 mins the driver had to phone her and ask her whether she had found the people? She came back to the bus and vaguely said she didn't know where they were and after more waiting we eventually left her and continued on our tour FINALLY! The weather had settled and our driver was a very knowledgeable nice man who gave us a good tour and took us to all the highlights of Wellington. The driver and the sightseeing was quite good but the organisation and the blonde woman in charge of organising people getting on to the tour at port was abysmal. I would maybe pick another tour group to use next time.

  • 08-Nov-2019

    All our other tours had a maximum of 16 people and being on a 48 passenger bus was the one thing we had tried to avoid so this was a disappointment. Otherwise it was a good tour.

  • 23-Sep-2019

    Good tour took in many sights. Bus driver knowledgeable and helpful.
    My only criticism was the Windows were dirty so unable to take photos. The driver stopped at various places but not able to do so in the city, if the windows were clean photos could have been taken from the bus.

  • 16-Aug-2019

    As the weater was fine we could see the mountaines coverd with snow in the southern island. that was really wonderful !
    I recommend this tour for the travellers to grasp the outline of Wellington. after the tour you could go to the places where you are interested.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We were stumped by the beauty of Wellington. Loraine was so passionate and patient in taking us around her town. The time that the tour takes is 2 hours ideally, but she does not mind even if the tour goes on for half an hour more. She was knowledgable, funny and extremely good driver. She took us around all the key sites and shared some lovely information about each of it. But what we loved the most is the coast of Wellington and understanding the lifestlye of the people who live in the city. I would surely recommend this tour to all the travellers who visit Wellington.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Took this tour in June 2019. Our driver/tour guide, Jack, was friendly and knew the sights in Wellington. He was accommodating and patient. The tour itself gives you a nice “overview” of Wellington. The 2.5 hours were sufficient for such kind of tour - it wasn’t too tiring or hectic as well. Although the short time meant that the tour would be tight. We didn’t have much time to go around the Wellington Museum. It’s all good though as the drive around the city was nice and relaxing. Will definitely recommend this particular tour.

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